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Reviews and Ratings for Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles

Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles4.143 (7 reviews)
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Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96 inch M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles

 

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Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles4.600 (5 reviews)
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Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
3 out of 5
Jay R
Memphis, Tn
Dec 05, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Yea, Thou I Walk Thru the Valet of the Shadow of Death
I got my orange box a couple of days ago. I was ecstatic until I opened it and got my hands on the knife. F&F are good. The blade was centered. It would shave, albeit reluctantly, OOTB. I was extremely difficult to open and close. The action was gritty and jerky. I BlueLubed it with much of a salutory effect. Today, I found a YouTube video of Nick S taking one apart. His was as dry as the Sahara. He had quite a bit of difficulty reassembling it. (There was no editing of the video.) So. So. So. I found my Torx drivers and other stuff and took this apart. The is white threadlocker on it. There was BlueLube around the pivot and the washers, but really none was on them. I cleaned these. Lightly polished the washers with the white stone from my Sharpmaker. BlueLubed everything the needed it. And had a lot more trouble than Nick in my reassembling the knife. It is ever so much better. My rating now is 4. It is still not as smooth as my North River (I think that's the name). This will certainly be included in my rotation. But for the way it came. Shame on Benchmade. If you order a Benchmade axis lock from KC, ask them to check it so you don't get an escapee like I did. I bear no ill will towards KC. I'm about half way to another $50 rebate. This might be my last Benchmade. My first was the Barrage in M390. That's a great one.
Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
3 out of 5
Francis
New York
Jan 20, 2019
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Quality control
Came with vertical and horizontal blade play. Wasnt sharp out of the box. Action isn't great.
Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
5 out of 5
Rex C
Arkansas
Mar 06, 2016
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485 valet
For my purposes this is the best edc knife I have ever owned. Beautiful build quality. Medium size and light weight, but still has a good sized fairly heavy blade that is very well shaped for easy sharpening. Just cant go wrong with this one ! I really , really like the m390 steel in this knife and it isnt very hard to sharpen, but stays sharp much longer than my s30v buck knife. I cant find any negatives with this one.
Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
5 out of 5
Kolos
UK
Sep 16, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
loving it
Touch smaller than I expected. Sharp out of box, proved to be a perfect EDC.
Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
4 out of 5
250Savage
Western NC
Aug 17, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Great knife - not sharp
Would have given it a 5 except it was not sharp out of the box. Every other Benchmade knife I ever purchased was shaving sharp when I received it. I had no problem getting it sharp, but it should not have needed sharpening.
Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
4 out of 5
R Bridges
Lithia fl
Aug 10, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Clip is great handles are very comfortable only thing I would change is the length needs to be a half inch longer
Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
5 out of 5
Richard
Dallas, TX
Jul 06, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
cool knife
Bought for a friend who specifically wanted something with very small pocket feel and this is it. Extremely light and narrow (handle to handle and spine to edge). M390 steel is always an awesome choice, worth the money. He says the knife performs bigger than it looks!